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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5850 on: 11 January, 2017, 05:39:31 pm »
Crossing a big name off the much neglected To Read List with DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by Wyndham. It's jolly good stuff, but a tad less meandering on the silence of the world and a bit more of the Triffids actively living up to their reputation.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5851 on: 11 January, 2017, 05:47:23 pm »
I could also say the same about Watchmen which I thought had a weak ending and I can see why they changed it for the film.

I can see why they changed it for the film too, but the comic itself has a magnificent ending, one of the best, most thought-provoking endings I've read in any medium: never believe that you know that the ends justify your terrible/brilliant means because nothing ends. If they make 'em better than that, I've yet to see it.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5852 on: 11 January, 2017, 05:58:46 pm »
Just finished A Decent Ride by Irvine Welsh. I like that I can fly through his stuff despite my internet-shattered powers of concentration.
Easily one of his better ones, though a lot of his stuff is dreadful gubbins altogether to be fair.  But the Mark Renton trilogy is excellent and this is almost up there with it - and Juice Terry is one of Welsh's best creations.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5853 on: 12 January, 2017, 10:55:42 am »
I'm reading Laird Barron's The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All. Not sure I get on with the writing, then suddenly something really clicks for a few pages and the right level of creepiness is achieved. The stories are a bit uneven but all have something to them, and it's a good thing to read in the wake of finishing Fatale. Still, perhaps a little disappointed, as only one story has really been top-notch and Laird Barron was glowingly recommended in a few places (even here maybe? Can't recall).

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5854 on: 12 January, 2017, 12:10:33 pm »
Re-reading Warren Ellis's Crecy, good fun.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5855 on: 14 January, 2017, 04:03:06 am »
I chomped my way through Necropolis (the Megacollection volume) tonight, for the first time. Great read!

I kinda wish I'd got Oz in the recent sale and read that first though. It didn't appeal at the time, as I figured it majored in Chopper (which I think it does). I just didn't realise it also included the storyline dealing with the Judda clones and Kraken 's origins. Never mind, I can get to it later.

Thankfully I had read The Dead Man already.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5856 on: 14 January, 2017, 12:25:02 pm »
I'm rereading Wiliam Gibson's Bridge Trilogy. And I'm impressed, after 15 years I'm enjoying them even more (and I loved them back then). Gibson have some flaws but in the long run his ideas works perfectly.

But I never read his last book (Peripheral?) so I know what will be next after last page of "All Tomorrow Parties".
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5857 on: 14 January, 2017, 01:30:09 pm »
I'm rereading Wiliam Gibson's Bridge Trilogy. And I'm impressed, after 15 years I'm enjoying them even more (and I loved them back then). Gibson have some flaws but in the long run his ideas works perfectly.

But I never read his last book (Peripheral?) so I know what will be next after last page of "All Tomorrow Parties".

Peripheral is really great if you're a Gibson fan. As usual he throws you into his world without any sort of a net and leaves you to either figure it out or not. I loved it, but I've heard a few complaints from people who wanted more explanations and such.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5859 on: 15 January, 2017, 05:05:27 pm »

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5860 on: 15 January, 2017, 06:25:49 pm »
I didn't like it at the time, and I still don't.  I've ranted at length on this board about it though.  Mind you, I think I'm the only person in the world who liked Garth's returns to Dredd (Helter Skelter and Monkey on my Back), and still can't understand the hostility towards them.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5861 on: 15 January, 2017, 06:29:13 pm »
Is there hostility towards Monkey on my Back? I thought it was great - at the time I felt it was Ennis's best-ever Dredd story. (Hostility towards Helter Skelter - that I get.)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5862 on: 15 January, 2017, 06:34:40 pm »
I probably said it before but I have a bit of a soft spot for Helter Skelter,because its one of the first stories I read in the prog,but it kinda comes off as "Hey,remember those guys?Those guys were awesome?".

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5863 on: 15 January, 2017, 07:26:15 pm »
I probably said it before but I have a bit of a soft spot for Helter Skelter,because its one of the first stories I read in the prog,but it kinda comes off as "Hey,remember those guys?Those guys were awesome?".



But I thought Kenzie was a good character, and Garth Ennis finally had Dredd's character nailed.  (Menacing and terse but articulate and reflective, not saying 'drokkin'' before every second word.)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #5864 on: 15 January, 2017, 07:38:35 pm »
Its not a bad story,just maybe a bit too nostalgic,so to speak.Like a funeral for 2000AD of Garths childhood.
Still,I was 6-7 when I read it the first time and I thought it was the coolest thing ever,and it got me interested in all those cameo guys,so in a way,it worked.